LightSail is now available free to schools affected by the Covid-19 school closures.
Rosen-LightSail’s patented, all-in-one comprehension tool includes an adaptive e-reading platform that puts authentic, high-interest, standards aligned books from top publishers (Rosen, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Hachette and many more) onto any web-enabled device 24/7. Powerful, non-intrusive, in-text formative assessments track progress, build stamina and ensure growth for all learners. Assessments can be turned on or off depending on the educator’s preference. The core library includes 6,000 texts, including English and Spanish-language.
Customization is important and Rosen-LightSail’s Content Builder module allows educators and curriculum developers to import their own texts, including texts in other languages using articles from the internet, Google Documents, free ePubs files and .pdf documents. It also facilitates collaboration to build units and add questions for any texts to share across the school or district.
Personalization is a key to engaging students. The real-time data helps Rosen-LightSail adapt book recommendations based not only on students’ Lexile levels, but also on their interests. The tool includes access to thousands of fiction and non-fiction books to support both a love of reading and cross-curricular support for ELA, Science, Math, Social Studies, SEL, Financial Literacy and more.
Rosen-LightSail’s smart design brings equity to students who need added support to read independently. Integrated features help students with dyslexia, ADHD, visual impairments (i.e. CVI and blindness), and mind-wandering challenges access the same texts as their peers.
The platform also includes a multi-language Fluency Builder module to grow students’ oral comprehension skills with powerful read-aloud practice as well as speaking, listening, and short response writing activities. This tool is a direct way to support English-language learning students as they prepare for their fluency assessments.
Educators have real-time access to 150 data points to provide targeted, personalized instruction that is so important to accelerate learning. In fact, research from Johns Hopkins School of Education proves Rosen-LightSail accelerates comprehension 2-3 times expected growth when used regularly at home or in classrooms.
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